Lee Daniels’ The Butler
Length: 2 hours and 12 minutes
Starring: Forrest Whitaker, Jane Fonda, John Cusack, Mariah Carey, Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding Jr, Terrance Howard, Alan Rickman, Minka Kelly, David Oyelowo. Vanessa Redgrave, Lenny Cravitz, & Melissa Leo.
This film tells the story of a White House butler, Cecil Gains, who served eight American presidents over three decades. The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man’s life and family.
“The Butler” Official Movie Trailer
Overall, this is a movie that should be seen by all. Historically, it is very accurate and the story depicts the personal interactions between each President and their most private staff.